and Downtown Areas
who live in Nashville,
TN, Ft. Worth, TX, Salt Lake City, UT, Oklahoma City, OK, and
now Atlanta, GA know that
tornadoes do hit downtown areas. Many people were injured and
emotionally when a F2 tornado touched down around 3:30 PM on April 16,
1998 in downtown Nashville. Most of the buildings in the
above suffered minor damage. The most common damage was
The tornado strengthened to an F3 when it moved on into east
One person died- a Vanderbilt student who was pinned to the ground by a
tree while trying to take cover. As a result of the events of
16, 1998, Nashville now has a tornado warning siren alert system in
for people who might be outside in harms way unable to receive warnings
through radio and TV.
Above is the satellite
view of the storm which produced the downtown tornado.
Another Tornado almost touched down in downtown Nashville on February 5, 2008.